With ample opportunities for snuggling by the fire or enjoying a cup of cocoa or cider with a loved one, winter can be the perfect time for a couples retreat. If you’re looking to plan a trip with your partner this winter, here are 7 towns perfect for a romantic getaway!
1. Key West, Florida
Here’s a great option for those looking for a luxurious getaway and some warm weather! Key West is well-loved as a fantastic vacation destination for good reason. The island is home to a huge variety of lush hotels, resorts, and rentals that are perfect to relax and spend time with your partner at. You can also look forward to unwinding on gorgeous sandy beaches such as Smathers Beach. Finally, be sure to check out the shops at Mallory Square if you’re looking for a cute or romantic gift!
2. San Diego, California
San Diego, California is a great spot for a couples vacation! Slightly less well known than Los Angeles, San Diego is still more than worth visiting. For specific spots in the city to check out, consider La Jolla as well as Coronado Island. La Jolla is a neighborhood in San Diego that is home to several hotels and vacation rentals, as well as dreamy beaches and sea caves. Coronado Island, meanwhile, is home to white-sand beaches that are known for their literal sparkle. The island is also home to the iconic Hotel del, which features a variety of shops as well as a beachfront ice skating rink in the winter months.
3. Catalina Island, California
Head off the coast of California for a peaceful island retreat! Catalina Island enjoys pleasant weather year-round, making this a great option for couples looking for an escape to warmer climates. The island is also a great spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating – all of which can make for a truly unique and memorable date! Catalina Island is accessible via ferry or boat, with few cars on the island.
4. Burlington, Vermont
Here’s a great choice for couples looking for a cozy, winter wonderland-style getaway! Burlington, Vermont is located on the shore of Lake Champlain. Burlington is a gorgeous place to visit year-round but often enjoys plentiful snow in the winter months. You can look forward to skiing just outside of downtown, enjoying a romantic meal, or going shopping with your partner in one of the town’s unique boutiques shops! For those willing to travel a bit outside of the city, or those looking for an adventurous date, you also might want to check out booking a snowmobiling trip – several groups offer day trips and this can be a great way to make wonderful memories with your loved one.
5. Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is a picturesque town in Arizona. The area gets a light dusting of snow in the winter, making this a great option for those looking for the perfect balance of “winter wonderland” without especially harsh conditions. Sedona is also a great spot for viewing sunsets over the majestic red rock formations nearby – a perfect opportunity for down-to-earth romance. You’ll have a variety of places to choose to stay at as well – consider checking out Enchantment Resort for an all-inclusive, luxurious stay.
6. Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson, Wyoming is a well-loved spot to the point that several celebrities have homes in the area! It’s no wonder as to why – this small town offers something for everyone. The town itself features dozens of shops offering art, books, and so much more. Venturing a little outside of the town will bring you to the relaxing Astoria Hot Springs. It’s also nearby both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, as well as several spots that offer great skiing and snowmobiling. If winter sports – especially snowmobiling – are of interest to you and your partner, you may want to consider a snowmobiling trip to Togwotee Pass, a spot well known for great snowmobiling!
7. Aspen, Colorado
If you and your partner enjoy skiing, you’ll want to be sure to check out Aspen, Colorado! Located near the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is a well-loved spot for winter sports. It’s also home to some unique lodging options, such as The Little Nell. This luxurious resort offers ski-in/out access as well as upscale dining, a pool, and gorgeous rooms. As for activities to do in the town itself, here are some suggestions for a great date. Consider a meal at the chic Betula Aspen. Then, explore the various shopping options such as antique shops and art galleries downtown. Finally, consider adding stargazing to your plans – the skies above Aspen offer gorgeous views of the stars above us!
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